About nine months ago, shortly after a new ‘Tomb Raider’ game hit the shelves, MGM and GK Films announced that they would be rebooting the film franchise based on the video game character. Rather than continuing with the story started by Angelina Jolie in the early 2000s, the new film series would follow in the footsteps of the latest game by depicting an origin story and the first big adventure for the 21-year-old adventurer. However, aside from the announcement, little progress has been made on the new movie. But where Hollywood has been slacking, the fan base appears to have taken over.
Recently, Comic Book Movie spotlighted a fan film directed by Trevor Addie and a group of indie filmmakers known as CanCinema. Their 20-minute live-action movie called ‘Croft’ is inspired by the most recent version of the character, while taking some cues from various action flicks to create an overall badass experience. Here are a few words from the filmmakers, which includes a brief synopsis:
A woman will risk everything to save a young girl held hostage in the mountains by a group of mercenaries. Inspired by the ‘Tomb Raider’ video games among others along with some of the great action movies from the 80’s. ‘Croft’ is a Short Film created by a group of friends with a passion for filmmaking. Independently produced we chose to use our strengths as a group to create the best experience for the audience we could. Our goal was to make a short film that would entertain and showcase our talents and have fun doing it. We would like to thank all the people who helped make this short independent film.
For more information about ‘Croft’, head on over to their official Facebook page, but you can check out the film in it’s entirety below:
What did you think of ‘Croft’? Does it manage to capture the essence of the ‘Tomb Raider’ series and Lara Croft? Share your thoughts in the comment section.